You have two options if you need a new roof: tear off your existing roof system and complete a full replacement (re-roof) or, just (re-cover) your existing roof system with a new one. The latter option will initially cost less because it requires less labor, but the fact is that a re-cover will only last half as long as a full replacement roof. The reason being that flashings are not replaced in a (re-cover) installation.

It is important to know that if you have already had one re-cover installed on your original roof system, roof sheathing replacement may be necessary. In many instances, building code requirements allow no more than one roof system re-cover before a complete replacement is mandated. Additionally, manufacturers void their system warranty on recovers and require a complete roof replacement.


Nauman Contracting is your Northeastern, Pennsylvania roofing contractor. With years of installing and replacing roofing systems of all types and sizes in the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, and beyond. The Nauman roofing team takes pride in its reputation for its quality workmanship with the highest quality materials.

Give us a call at 570-476-7606 to begin your roofing replacement or repairs in Northeastern, PA.